Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: Moonlight Cove by Sherryl Woods

First line: "We have an idea," Laila Riley announced when she and Connie Collins turned up in Jess O'Brien's office at The Inn at Eagle Point on a Saturday night.

From the back cover: Jess O'Brien has overcome a lot - the challenges of attention deficit disorder, the near bankruptcy of her beloved Inn at Eagle Point and her self-perception as a screw-up in a family of overachievers. Now she's ready to share the future with a man. Her friends persuade her to join a dating service - but she gets no takers! Which is fine with her childhood friend, psychologist Will Lincoln, who's already chosen the perfect man for Jess: himself.

Will has loved Jess practically forever. He knows her faults and her strengths. But for all Will's sincerity and charm, Jess fears he views her as some psychological case study. With her family and the town of Chesapeake Shores behind him, Will finally makes his case. But is it enough to convince Jess to take the risk of a lifetime?

My thoughts: This is the sixth book in Sherryl Woods Chesapeake Shores series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. What I especially like is that books five, six and seven are all being released in a period of three consecutive months which means I don't have to wait a year to find out what happens next. I have to say that is probably one of the biggest complaints about some of the series I read - having to wait so long for the next book.  

Moonlight Cove is a light, heartwarming story mainly focusing on the relationship between Jess O'Brien and Will Lincoln, but also following the budding romance between Connie Collins and Thomas O'Brien. Jess and Will have know each other forever - Will being good friends with Jess's older brothers. Being diagnosed with ADD, Jess is not known for sticking with or following through on many things, relationships included. Will, now a psychologist, has carried a torch for Jess since he was fourteen and now he needs to decide if the time has come for him to move on. Connie and Thomas's relationship started back in the previous book, Driftwood Cottage, and here in Moonlight Cove we see them take a few steps forward. Both relationships are, of course, major topics of discussion for the huge, boisterous O'Brien clan - busybodies and matchmakers extraordinaire. I think this is what really draws me to this series - the big family always butting in in some one's life. Coming from a large family (I am the oldest of 7!) I can totally relate to this and love seeing it happen in print. I am eager to read the next installment, Beach Lane, which is on hold at the library (in spot #1!) and will be mine as soon as it comes in.

(I borrowed this book from the library.)


  1. I have this book in my TBR pile to read this summer. After reading your review I can't wait to read it.

  2. @Gigi Ann It is such a fun, romantic story...I am excited for the next one!


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